Spy bots suck.
Here's the thing. They are twice sucky, as the Bard might have written. They suck in concept, and also in implementation.
If you have gmail, you may have noticed there are ads all around your e-mail, and it changes as you go from message to message. I don't use my gmail account that much, but when I make comments here or on other blogs, I get updates sent to my gmail so I don't have to traipse all over the Internets to keep up on what folks are saying.
Let's assume that a post here or on a blog I visit posits the premise that George W. Bush is a crap president. Let's assume I make a comment on said blog and others post their opinions, which often are of the form "Yes. I agree. George W. Bush is a crap president." When I go to gmail, the ads are evenly split between "Buy the book Why Mommy Is A Democrat" and "Get Ann Coulter's column sent to your email free!"
I don't know if it bothers me more that Google is reading my email or that they are doing such a bad job of it.
Moreover, if I post a comment over at Princess Sparkle Pony, a brilliant blog that chronicles the work of Condi Rice with a strong subtext that she is a crap Secretary of State, gmail almost always gives me ads for pony related toys.
Clearly, if things in this country get worse, and they could, we need to start blogs with names like Fun With Defibrillators or Pretzels for Everybody! or It's Okay, I Wasn't Using Those Rights Anyway. We just have to pretend to be underage MySpace users, and we are under the radar.
OMG! It could totally work!
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